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October 9, 2013

Fighting Sudan’s Legitimized Honor Violence

Amira Osman Hamed is a Sudanese woman facing a punishment of forty lashes for not wearing a headscarf […]
September 24, 2013

Wedding Season: Forced Marriage in the U.S.

Fall is in the air and wedding season is drawing to a close. You may have spent the […]
August 20, 2013

FGM is Not Female Circumcision, and Other Thoughts on Terminology

In our advocacy and awareness-raising efforts, the AHA Foundation uses the term female genital mutilation (“FGM”), but you […]
August 1, 2013

Positive News in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

On Monday, July 22nd, UNICEF released its report on the state of female genital mutilation (“FGM”) around the […]
July 2, 2013

Forced Marriage and the Many Faces of Human Trafficking

Last week, the State Department released its 2013 annual report on Trafficking in Persons, which found that 27 […]
June 13, 2013

Closing the Forced Marriage Loophole Through Immigration Reform

Immigration reform has become one of the most partisan issues being debated on Capitol Hill and promises to […]
June 5, 2013

American Woman Escapes Forced Marriage in Pakistan, Honor Violence Campaign Follows

The AHA Foundation is committed to expanding resources for women such as the one mentioned in this New […]
May 1, 2013

An Open Letter to the New Jersey Committee on Women and Children

The AHA Foundation is encouraging New Jersey legislators to take action on an important state Bill that will […]
January 10, 2013

New Federal Law Strengthens Protections Against FGM: The AHA Foundation Supports the ‘Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act’

Since its inception, the AHA Foundation has worked to prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) through advocacy, education and […]
December 28, 2012

The AHA Foundation 2012 Annual Report

New York, NY December 2012 Dear AHA Foundation Supporter: We are pleased to present the AHA Foundation 2012 […]
December 4, 2012

Marching Orders: Empower Women to Forge Their Own Way

The AHA Foundation is proud to announce that our founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is one of the featured […]
November 16, 2012

Forced Marriage / Honor Violence in the News

If you don’t think forced marriage and honor-based violence are real problems in North America, recent news stories […]
October 22, 2012

Understanding Honor Violence: Lessons from the Jessica Mokdad Case

The verdict has been entered in the case against Rahim Alfetlawi for the murder of his 20-year-old stepdaughter, […]
October 16, 2012

A ‘Brave’ Stand: The Fight to End Forced Marriage

This blog first appeared on the Girls Not Brides website. By the Executive Director/General Counsel for the AHA […]
June 25, 2012

Mission TX Police Quick to Dismiss Honor Motive in Attempted Murders

Few details about a recent shooting of three in Texas have surfaced, but police officials are certain of […]
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